Cespedes day to day with sprained thumb

Cespedes day to day with sprained thumb

OAKLAND -- Yoenis Cespedes exited Wednesday night's game against the Astros with a right thumb sprain. X-rays were negative and he is considered day to day.

Cespedes went down as he hit a check-swing groundout in the fifth inning, and manager Bob Melvin said after the game that the left fielder hurt his thumb falling to the ground.

Cespedes played the field in the sixth before Craig Gentry replaced him defensively to open the seventh.

The injury put a damper on an outstanding offensive night for Cespedes, who homered twice to snap a 25-game homerless drought and matched a career high with five RBIs.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.